Rangers shut out Devils again, Prust faces supplemental discipline, Kings and Coyotes prepare for Game Four, and updates on the Flyers and Lightning.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/NJ.COM: For the second time in three games, the Rangers were out-played in the first two periods, but thanks to Henrik Lundqvist’s strong goaltending and third period goals by Dan Girardi and Chris Kreider, blanked the Devils 3-0. The loss clearly upset Devils captain Zach Parise, who barely spoke to reporters post-game. Rangers forward Brandon Prust, meanwhile, faces a supplemental discipline hearing today for his elbow to the head of Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov.
LOS ANGELES TIMES/ARIZONA REPUBLIC: If the Kings defeat the Phoenix Coyotes today, they’ll set an NHL playoff record for the fewest games played (12-1) by a Stanley Cup finalist since the best-of-seven format for the entire post-season was adopted in 1987. The Coyotes, of course, hope to stave off elimination today to send the series back to Phoenix for Game Five.
CSNPHILLY.COM: Five Flyers – Kimmo Timonen, James van Riemsdyk, Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds and Matt Carle – have either had surgery or are recovering from recent surgery.
TAMPABAY.COM: Lack of goaltender development has been a big franchise failure for the Tampa Bay Lightning, which explains why they’re courting former Bolts draft pick (2006) Riku Helenius.